World Premiere Orchestral Debussy!CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Première Suite (compl. Philippe Manoury [b.1952]), La Mer.
Catalogue Number: 07P038
Label: Actes Sud
Reference: ASM 10
Description: Only two months ago, the two-piano version of this suite appeared on Naxos and we optimistically hoped that the orchestral version might appear soon. But this soon? Great! As we said before, the suites recently written by Massenet, Delibes and Lalo were Debussy's main influences and the latter's Bacchanale from Namouna is evoked in the fourth movement Cortège et Bacchanale. The third movement was not preserved and was orchestrated by Manoury - it is closest to the Debussy of Pelleas while there are hints in the Cortège of the full-blown style of La mer. Les Siècles; François-Xavier Roth.